Blackout: Broadcast Networks Ignore GOP Bellwether Victory Against ObamaCare
After a Republican won a bellweather congressional election in Florida on Tuesday night, the broadcast networks made no mention of it on Wednesday evening. That came after they gave a pittance of coverage to the victory on Wednesday morning.
CBS was the only network to report on the race Tuesday evening, but even they were nowhere to be seen the night after. Correspondent Nancy Cordes had made it clear Tuesday that the race had serious implications: “Both parties see this race as a referendum on the President’s health care law.”
Cordes added that “both parties are looking for bragging rights heading into the fall election.” Yet CBS spent a grand total of 20 seconds on Republican David Jolly’s victory on Wednesday morning before dropping the story entirely Wednesday evening.
ABC and NBC combined for a whopping…
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